Apple Pancakes

  • by Sabine & Gundi
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Makes 6-8

Preparing and baking 30 - 40 min


  • 125 ml crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 2 eating apples, grated
  • 125 g self-raising flour
  • 1 ts honey or syrup
  • 1 ts cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts nutmeg, granted
  • 1/2 ts salt
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • some Oil 


Heat the pan and grease some oil. Mix all the ingredients (except the egg whites) into a bowl and mix to a soft dropping consistency. Beat the...

Permaculture Course

  • by Sabine & Gundi
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River, River, where do you go?
With your water, the colour of tea
underneath your stoney bed
do you flow to the wide green sea?

No! Said the river, I flow inland
Deep on deep beneath the rocks and the sand.
Under the Alder and the Willow tree

Detergents - environmentally friendly and cost-effective

  • by Sabine & Gundi
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A few years ago, in an article on garbage reduction, we drew attention to a family who had a project to try to avoid garbage wherever possible. Here is one of the many suggestions we tried at the same time and since then have been using it regularly:

To make detergent from chestnuts:-

  • In autumn collect as many chestnuts as you can.
  • They...

Windy Hollow Organic Tea Farm

  • by Sabine & Gundi
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Windy Hollow Farm is situated in Trinity Gask, near Auchterarder.

Since 2016 they have grown tea plants to produce black Windy Hollow Tea. Windy Hollow farm also produces herbs such as camomile, nettle and meadowsweet.

Monica, from the farm, is working in conjunction with the Soil Association towards gaining an Organic Certificate. She uses no pesticides or other chemicals in growing and...

Simply Organic!

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Organic farming is not new, it is how farming began.

It would be good if organic and non-organic produce could be marketed separately. Organic produce should not be packed in plastic. Organically produced fruit and vegetables are better for the environment as no chemicals are used in their production. Perhaps the introduction of subsidies would encourage more growers to...

Crieff - it’s our home

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Crieff is a traditional market town in the beautiful area of Strathearn and has a long history. Rob Roy MacGregor, a legacy highlander visited Crieff offen to sell cattle as well as Charles Edward Stuart - also known as the Bonny Prince Charlie held his final war council in the old Drummond Arms in Crieff.